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Challenge: Secondary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: home studio
Date: May 9, 2003
Aperture: f3.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/57
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2003


Place: 30 out of 225
Avg (all users): 6.0106
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 5.7963
Avg (non-participants): 6.3000
Views since voting: 1538
Votes: 188
Comments: 16
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05/26/2003 04:37:10 PM
Just posted, trying again ...
05/26/2003 04:36:37 PM
From the Critique Club

Hello, Wendy,

First impressions: The photo is beautiful, almost more like graphic art than like a photograph. It's funny, when you stare at it it looks flat (as in one plane) and has a lot of depth, both at the same time. Very interesting. Meets the challenge without problems.

You must have turned the brush over before taking the photo. My one nitpick here are the words on the brush, I'm wondering if cropping just a little higher (eliminating the words) might improve the picture. Something to try.

Focus is excellent, all that needs to be in focus is. Lighting is very good. The colours really shine in this picture. The metal on the brush doesn't have any annoying glares. A bit better light on the right side (to minimize/eliminate the shadow of the brush and the slight grey cast to the edge of the paper) might have helped.

Overall this is a very good entry to "Secondary Colours", not much to complain here. You seem to have a liking for graphic design type shots, and you do them quite well.

Keep up the good work!

Ursula (uabresch)
Comments, questions, complaints ... feel free to contact me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2003 09:27:15 PM
Fabulous depth in the greens and oranges - I like how they are backwards in the brush - interesting! 9
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05/20/2003 05:19:57 PM
I really like the fluidity of the paint line and the blending of the colors.
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05/20/2003 12:08:51 AM
cool photo...8
05/19/2003 10:34:43 PM
The white background really makes the colors pop. I think that this is what this challenge is all about.
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05/19/2003 03:53:09 AM
interesting image! nice composition. IMO maybe you should try to remove grey casts in the corners by re-fining levels & curves. =8
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05/16/2003 02:33:57 PM
this is one of the best ive seen for this shoot.
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05/16/2003 04:16:47 AM
very clean and neat feel, good choice of getting a white background with those colourful painting I gave 6
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05/15/2003 01:39:13 PM
Nice, clean, simple, interesting. I like the fact that you flipped the brush so green is on orange. Lighting could be a little more thorough - would avoid the shadow on the left side of the brush. Plus the focus on the brush seems just a hair off. All in all, excellent work. 9 md
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05/15/2003 07:58:27 AM
I like this a lot but it would have been better if the brush matched the paint
05/15/2003 06:03:19 AM
i love your idea and the way you shot it !
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05/14/2003 09:46:38 PM
05/14/2003 03:06:18 PM
I love how the painted line has a 3d effect to it. Good lighting. The only thing that confuses me is that the paint on the brush looks red and the paint on the paper looks orange. 8
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05/14/2003 02:16:10 PM
nice idea, i like the background choice, it really makes the paint stand out. good job
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05/14/2003 02:00:38 PM
Topical, perhaps an iota too much so. The stroke, however, is fluid and natural with a near 3-D appearance. The colours are not only secondary but also complimentary in an organic sort of way. The ample white space appropiately suggests a canvas.

The fact that the embossed brush size is slightly out of focus introduces a tiny imperfection, most welcome here. > 6
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